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The Wait

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Below is the poem entitled The Wait which was written by poet Bethany Chipperfield. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Wait

Each Second; an hour, 
waiting. Constantly waiting.
For you.
Can't you see I'm shaking, quaking? 
Destroyed masterfully by a shiver -
tearing up my spine, 
ripping me deep.
Still, I wait for your promise
of simple words, 
Yet
words are the only things that mean, 
anything. Anymore. 
Cold has struck higher, harder
hacking me deeply.
Cut into veins of ice, now I'm
devoid of hope.
Any hope of you.
Numb overtakes me, lacerates me, berates me
each limb now lost, 
only for you.
Misguided I am left. 
Waiting. An Eternity of waiting.
Left, 
No hope.
No feeling.
Alone.

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  1. Date: 3/6/2012 11:20:00 AM

    In 1984, I had a close female church friend who was dieing of cancer. Her husban had left her 3 years prior too.We talked several times, arranging for her 2 children to be taken care of after her death, family finances, funneral arrangments, etc. The last Sunday she attended church, we talked again. The single most important aspect of her closing condition was the "waiting." She was helpless and couldn't do a thing about it. I am reminded of her through your poetic words. Thanks for her memmory!

    Chipperfield Avatar Bethany Chipperfield Date: 3/6/2012 11:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am really sorry for your loss however I'm glad my poem can offer you memory to her, thankyou for your comment
  1. Date: 2/22/2012 12:02:00 AM

    "Waiting. An Eternity of waiting./Left, /No hope./No feeling./Alone" ...I love these lines! Wonderful! Ruben.

  1. Date: 2/16/2012 8:26:00 AM

    I am stopping back today to see if you have continued to write and post new poetry Beth. I hope that you will continue with your writing. You have taken the first step~ ~to write and share. When you feel the need for inspiration read some of the other poetry here at PoetrySoup. It will help you and I will stop by again to read your poems. Love, Carol